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Activities in devon

This stunning region is a nature lover’s paradise. Read our favourite ways in which to enjoy Devon’s landscape and the wildlife which occupies it.


A popular activity when visiting Devon is to explore the wonderful landscape which surrounds us. If hiking is on your agenda, we recommend spending a day walking the rugged moorlands of Dartmoor National Park. There are many routes in which you could take so plan your trip before setting off.

bird watching

As a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), the Exe estuary extends 10km south from Exeter to the open sea at Dawlish Warren.
The estuary is a haven for migratory water birds and supports an amazing array of more than 20,000 birds each winter. You have the opportunity to spot some of these birds on a cruise organised by the RSPB which one of their volunteers will guide.

exmouth beach

Take a break from relaxing at Lympstone Manor and explore the stunning 2 mile shoreline of Exmouth Beach. The perfect place to relax, take a dip and catch a stunning sunset.
We highly recommend stopping at Cafe Patisserie Glacerie for a fancy homemade patisserie, coffee or a delicious gelato. If you’re looking for something larger, Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is situated along the sea wall and offers menus which champion the best of Devon: fish from Exmouth and Brixham, meat from the butcher at Darts Farm, fresh and seasonal vegetables.

Jurassic Coast

Of course, whilst visiting Lympstone Manor we would advise setting off along the stunning Jurassic Coast. Exmouth is the Western Gateway to the Jurassic Coast which is marked at Orcombe Point, continue this scenic route for a couple of miles and you’ll find yourself walking along the glorious Sandy Bay beach.

stuart line cruises

Stuart Line Cruises are a family run business offering the chance to see the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site by water or cruise across the beautiful River Exe.